KSS Architects

We believe that great architecture can create meaningful + lasting change for our clients, our society, and our world
KSS Architects opens office in New York CityApril is #WorldAutismMonth. We’re joining @autismspeaks in pledging to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.  At KSS, we are passionate about designing more inclusive environments...Carlisle has struck gold! Liberty at Middlesex has achieved LEED Gold certification 🏆 This 805,000sf distribution center blends the client’s needs with the aesthetic of rural central Pennsylvania resulting in a 40’...Peer into City National Bank in Newark to see how KSS tailored the historic Hahne & Co. Building into a #workplace designed for a forward-thinking financial enterprise! . Photography by @edwardcarusophoto  #newark ...Congratulations to our very own Becker Raab for achieving his #architecture license! He is a go-getter who leads by example and a thoughtful designer. Becker’s enthusiasm is contagious—an absolute delight to work...On the Rise • Congratulations to KSS’s Jordan Mrazik, whose professional and personal work is featured in the Center for Architecture + Design’s “On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects” exhibition. ...Pennovation houses amazing startups like Aro Biotherapeutics who recently raised $13M to develop a next generation protein drug platform for life-threatening diseases like cancer! #pennovationproud . Check out ...Congratulations to our very own Harrison Werner for receiving his #architecture license! His dedication toward overcoming architectural design challenges and collaborating with clients only scratches the surface to...A Sarah Lawrence construction update from the president herself! @slcprez Thanks for the share! - - - - - - Fabulous progress on the Barbara Walters Campus Center as windows are installed and the stairs that will...KSS ArchitectsThe Big Apple. The Empire City. KSS is proud to announce that we have officially opened a location in New York City. With an ever-expanding portfolio of work in New York City—from the cutting-edge multi-story urban...Congratulations to four KSS employees on their promotion! The elevation of Kyle Rendall to Director of Construction Administration and Kaitie Gillespie, Rocky McClure, and Jordan Mrazik to Associate reflects each..."Innovation is taking a risk to pursue something better" - @bethcomstock  KSS Partner Petar Mattioni spoke alongside Comstock and other regional experts in innovation at last month’s @artsbizphl’s ...All topped off: The final piece of structural steel was placed atop the Barbara Walters Campus Center at @sarahlawrencecollege, a milestone in the progress of the 34,800 sf center. Students from the Class of 2019...New KSS stickers always bring good news. Stay tuned! . . . Thanks to @chmuraj for the share!KSS Architects achieves WBE Certification! Now formally recognized as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), KSS Architects demonstrates a 38-year legacy of advancing the impact of architecture and design.  We are proud...

We Design to Inspire and Delight

Great places bring out the best in us, stir us to aspire to greater heights.  Great design can make a place unforgettable, bring it life with personality, energy, and promise. 

We create places that are gracious in context, and iconic to our clients’ communities.  We design for impact, bringing to life innovative places of learning, commerce and community. 

Innovating in the Intersections

KSS is relentless, fearless in imagining what places can be and how they can function. Yesterday’s solutions can not solve today’s challenges.

We embrace developing the new place that straddles building archetypes, unlocking the potential within the complex program or the challenging context.

We’re proud to announce that the Brower Student Center at The College of New Jersey has won a Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance For Action. Thanks to the collaborative efforts from the...What a lovely day for a photoshoot at @setonhall!  Positioned at the main entrance to provide a welcoming first impression to prospective students and their families, Bethany Hall’s structure complements this...Our very own “Warehouse Pro” Ed Klimek was recently featured in an article, “24 Warehouse Pros Reveal the Important Aspects to Consider When Designing & Laying Out a Warehouse.” Ed shared his key considerations for...KSS’s “Just Another Philly Beer Garden” recently won a coveted Golden Cone Award for “Best-Designed Interactive Parklet” at this year’s Park(ing) Day PHL. Inspired by the playful atmosphere of beer gardens, our team...KSS created “Just Another Philly Beer Garden” for PARKing Day 2018.  The beer garden has become part of Philadelphia’s summer landscape - a place of social interaction with a playful atmosphere. Using the essential...KSS recently welcomed four business and architecture entrepreneurs from Africa who engaged with our design leaders to discuss the different approaches to business management in the AEC industry.  Check out our...

From Guidance Comes Greatness

Our ideation process is singular in the architecture profession. We are inclusive in our collaborative imagining, and deft in consensus-building. We think like owners, stewarding all resources to the greatest benefit.

Our clients trust us to lead them. And we trust our clients, involving them completely and collaboratively in a uniquely transparent process.

#Biophilic #design is a powerful tool for transforming the learning environment for students with #autism—KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock shares how and why these design considerations resonate with the students at the...We are excited to welcome Angelo Capobianco, Jingwen Luo, Mariela Hernandez, Madison Murray, Katie Giminaro and Peter Maffei (left to right) to the team as part of our Summer Internship program! KSS is a home to...
We are connected by a common passion to make our clients successful through great design
April is #WorldAutismMonth. We’re joining @autismspeaks in pledging to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.  At KSS, we are passionate about designing more inclusive environments...Carlisle has struck gold! Liberty at Middlesex has achieved LEED Gold certification 🏆 This 805,000sf distribution center blends the client’s needs with the aesthetic of rural central Pennsylvania resulting in a 40’...Peer into City National Bank in Newark to see how KSS tailored the historic Hahne & Co. Building into a #workplace designed for a forward-thinking financial enterprise! . Photography by @edwardcarusophoto  #newark ...Congratulations to our very own Becker Raab for achieving his #architecture license! He is a go-getter who leads by example and a thoughtful designer. Becker’s enthusiasm is contagious—an absolute delight to work...On the Rise • Congratulations to KSS’s Jordan Mrazik, whose professional and personal work is featured in the Center for Architecture + Design’s “On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects” exhibition. ...Pennovation houses amazing startups like Aro Biotherapeutics who recently raised $13M to develop a next generation protein drug platform for life-threatening diseases like cancer! #pennovationproud . Check out ...Congratulations to our very own Harrison Werner for receiving his #architecture license! His dedication toward overcoming architectural design challenges and collaborating with clients only scratches the surface to...A Sarah Lawrence construction update from the president herself! @slcprez Thanks for the share! - - - - - - Fabulous progress on the Barbara Walters Campus Center as windows are installed and the stairs that will...The Big Apple. The Empire City. KSS is proud to announce that we have officially opened a location in New York City. With an ever-expanding portfolio of work in New York City—from the cutting-edge multi-story urban...Congratulations to four KSS employees on their promotion! The elevation of Kyle Rendall to Director of Construction Administration and Kaitie Gillespie, Rocky McClure, and Jordan Mrazik to Associate reflects each..."Innovation is taking a risk to pursue something better" - @bethcomstock  KSS Partner Petar Mattioni spoke alongside Comstock and other regional experts in innovation at last month’s @artsbizphl’s ...All topped off: The final piece of structural steel was placed atop the Barbara Walters Campus Center at @sarahlawrencecollege, a milestone in the progress of the 34,800 sf center. Students from the Class of 2019...New KSS stickers always bring good news. Stay tuned! . . . Thanks to @chmuraj for the share!KSS Architects achieves WBE Certification! Now formally recognized as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), KSS Architects demonstrates a 38-year legacy of advancing the impact of architecture and design.  We are proud...We’re proud to announce that the Brower Student Center at The College of New Jersey has won a Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance For Action. Thanks to the collaborative efforts from the...What a lovely day for a photoshoot at @setonhall!  Positioned at the main entrance to provide a welcoming first impression to prospective students and their families, Bethany Hall’s structure complements this...Our very own “Warehouse Pro” Ed Klimek was recently featured in an article, “24 Warehouse Pros Reveal the Important Aspects to Consider When Designing & Laying Out a Warehouse.” Ed shared his key considerations for...KSS’s “Just Another Philly Beer Garden” recently won a coveted Golden Cone Award for “Best-Designed Interactive Parklet” at this year’s Park(ing) Day PHL. Inspired by the playful atmosphere of beer gardens, our team...KSS created “Just Another Philly Beer Garden” for PARKing Day 2018.  The beer garden has become part of Philadelphia’s summer landscape - a place of social interaction with a playful atmosphere. Using the essential...KSS recently welcomed four business and architecture entrepreneurs from Africa who engaged with our design leaders to discuss the different approaches to business management in the AEC industry.  Check out our...#Biophilic #design is a powerful tool for transforming the learning environment for students with #autism—KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock shares how and why these design considerations resonate with the students at the...We are excited to welcome Angelo Capobianco, Jingwen Luo, Mariela Hernandez, Madison Murray, Katie Giminaro and Peter Maffei (left to right) to the team as part of our Summer Internship program! KSS is a home to...Famed as the former Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas site, 2505 Bruckner Blvd still can’t avoid stardom! The multi-story property in the #Bronx will play a leading role in urban logistics as “the new face of this...KSS efforts go beyond designing for communities—we initiate conversations about design to inspire the future generation. Check out our blog covering our Philly office mentoring local high school students as part of...Don't miss out on #innovation at AIA '18! Learn how #architecture enables innovation and stewards community transformations. Join us in #NYC and engage with leaders from KSS Architects, @hollwichkushner and @uofpenn...Where's the fun in always being bogged down at your desk? KSS took to the streets of #Philadelphia for a Material "Pub Crawl" to some of Philly's prestigious tile showrooms!  Thank you @daltile @gardenstatetile and ...Our firm is overjoyed that the month of May is dedicated to celebrating #preservation! KSS cares about the relationships people have with places, and sensitivity to the historic integrity of a building is one method...Discover why KSS explored #biophilic #design for the newly opened Bancroft Mount Laurel campus while reading what KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock, AIA, PP, LEED AP, says about our approach to a design scheme that...Feed your industrial chic addiction with the offices we designed for BioVid! See how KSS supported the adaptive reuse of a 19th century mill into one of 2017’s coolest places to work in the Philadelphia area.  Check...One of our architects is starting off 2018 in a big way!  A huge congratulations to Kyle Rendall for his appointment to Fire Chief of Princeton! We're so proud of you!  Full article: http://bit.ly/KSS-Kyle-Rendall...Peace on Earth. Happiest of holidays from all of us at KSS Architects! — The design for Bancroft's new campus expresses the human value and dignity of each individual, celebrating neurodiversity & inclusivity....Today is the grand opening ceremony at Bancroft’s new Mt. Laurel campus! As the building’s residents continue to move in, we’re thrilled to hear that the campus is already becoming a home — as one resident put it, ...The gig economy. Workplace culture. Technology-richness. Knowledge workers. Today’s business world is about much more than what is done—it’s about how and why. — 🔗To read the full article, "How A Workplace Should...

We Are United by Design

We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships.

Trust—between client and their community, between architect and their client—rises from accountability. Within that trust we design places that facilitate and celebrate interwoven relationships, creating rich and rewarding communities.

Famed as the former Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas site, 2505 Bruckner Blvd still can’t avoid stardom! The multi-story property in the #Bronx will play a leading role in urban logistics as “the new face of this...KSS efforts go beyond designing for communities—we initiate conversations about design to inspire the future generation. Check out our blog covering our Philly office mentoring local high school students as part of...Don't miss out on #innovation at AIA '18! Learn how #architecture enables innovation and stewards community transformations. Join us in #NYC and engage with leaders from KSS Architects, @hollwichkushner and @uofpenn...